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Philosophy recommendations?

Discussion in 'Book Search & Suggestions' started by ballinglikeafool, Jun 23, 2015.

  1. ballinglikeafool

    ballinglikeafool New Member

    Jun 23, 2015
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    I've been reading a bit of philosophy lately, and while I've enjoyed most of what I've read, some things have been more enjoyable than others.

    I really enjoyed Thus Spoke Zarathustra, and I'm currently reading The Seducer's Diary and feeling the same. These examples differ from a lot of the other things that I've read in that they have a clear narrative, rather than simply discussing concepts.

    I've tried finding recommendations based on lists like the ones that Goodreads populates based on a title, but it suggests anything remotely relevant and they typically don't tell a story as I'd like.

    Can anyone suggest any philosophical works that also have a story element?
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  2. Sufi

    Sufi New Member

    Oct 24, 2016
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    "The way of Trade" Tadao Yamaguchi - Short philosophical stories. I think you can find them on Amazon. Not sure if this is something you are looking for.
  3. SFG75

    SFG75 Well-Known Member

    Jul 15, 2005
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    Currently Reading:
    The Road to Character; David Brooks
    Nicomachean Ethics by Aristotle. Definitely some great stuff there.
  4. Peder

    Peder Well-Known Member

    Aug 25, 2005
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    I've just finished The Existential Café by Sarah Bakewell.
    It is a readable historical narrative of the development of modern existential philosophy -- which makes an interesting story line for getting up to speed in the area.

    Also, you might add Plato's Republic to the Aristotle already mentioned.

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